october, 2020

31oct1:00 am1:00 amMinds on Fire Open Book PrizeInternational Entry Fee: $25 Max word count: 90 pages Top Prize: $1,500, publication, and 30 author copies

Minds on Fire Open Book Prize

Event Details

Awarded annually and open to any poet writing in English, regardless of previous publication record, the prize seeks to represent the best contemporary writing in high quality editions of enduring value. Prospective entrants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with Conduit, which champions originality, intelligence, irreverence, and humanity. All manuscripts welcome, be they first books or last books.

Previously unpublished manuscripts of 48-90 pages should be submitted through our Submittable page.

Because the prize is judged anonymously, the author’s name should not appear anywhere in the collection, i.e., neither on the title page nor in the body of the manuscript. If applicable, please include an acknowledgments page, listing any previous publication for the individual poems in the collection.

The winning poet will receive $1,500 and 30 author copies. The Conduit editorial board will select the winning manuscript. Current and former employees and interns of Conduit are not eligible.

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